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Lifesavers and lifeguards play a key role along the coastline, watching over and protecting beachgoers. However, it’s also important for parents to play an active role in safeguarding their children.

Young children require constant attention and supervision while nearby any body of water, including the ocean. A lack of direct adult supervision could have significant, and potentially fatal, consequences.


  • Children should always be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times both in and out of the water.
  • Parents should always be within arm's reach of children at all times.
  • Bright, lycra-style swimming suits make good sun sense and are easy to see.